Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health care reform). Below is PeaceHealth's initial response to the ruling. PeaceHealth may make a more comprehensive statement once the High Court’s decision has been more thoroughly analyzed.
The Supreme Court's decision allows us all to move forward on the path to reform. We continue to study the implications of the decision. Challenges remain, particularly with regard to Medicaid financing. PeaceHealth supports reform based on our longstanding conviction that all Americans should have access to basic health services and health insurance. The real work now begins to improve access in the face of chronic Medicaid underfunding and the federal deficit. PeaceHealth remains committed to fulfilling our healing mission to care for all in need.